Cassady Southern’s latest single, “What’s going on?” released on December 8, 2023, is a tour de force that transcends conventional rock boundaries. Recorded at Sydney’s Studios 301, this sub-three-minute gem is a sonic journey that encapsulates the songwriter’s evolution, weaving tight percussion and electrifying guitar riffs into a dynamic musical tapestry that refuses to release its grip.
The band, Cassady Southern and the Party, featuring Cassady along with Rob Drummond, JD, John Montgomery, and Dai Nettle, contribute to the track’s dynamism, creating an ensemble performance that impeccably complements the emotional intensity of the lyrics. This track sees Cassady embracing the rock, pop, country, and blues fusion that characterized her earlier works, showcasing her versatility as an artist.
“What’s going on?” captures both the zeitgeist of personal struggles and the collective questioning of societal chaos. The song emerges as a forceful and evocative piece, blending raw emotion with powerful instrumentation. As the echoes of “What’s going on?” reverberate, Cassady Southern solidifies her place in the Australian music scene, leaving an indelible imprint that will resonate for years to come.